ElderHelp’s Board of Directors sets the direction of the agency–

establishing goals, ensuring resources and providing programmatic, financial and legal oversight.

Nikki Ostrem


Partner, Feature Holdings LLC

Andrea Hogan

Vice President

Senior Director/NA Marketing Lead
Qualcomm, Inc.

Candice Caufield

Legal Practice Specialist

DLA Piper, LLC

Julie Moore


Community Volunteer

Mary Evert

Parliamentarian, San Diego Dementia Consortium Board

Marina Baroff

Health & Human Services Executive

Russell Winslow


Attorney, Pestotnik, LLP

Patty Moises

Community Volunteer


Brendan Farrelly

LIBRA Financial and Insurance Solutions

Joe Garbanzos

California State President, AARP

Sarah Mariuz

Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

Judith Wenker

Retired Attorney

Monica Mehren

Retired Physician / Geriatrician

ElderHelp Advisory Board

Judy Combs, Chair

Kristen Chazaud
Nicole Darling
Mathew Fink
Cindi Hill

Lisa Luiso
Micah Parzen
Lynn Silva

Evonne Schulze
Karen Walker
Katie Wiest

I’ve served on ElderHelp’s Board of Directors since April 2013, and I’m currently serving as Board President.  There are so many great San Diego nonprofits to support, but my close relationship with my grandparents inspired me to focus on ElderHelp of San Diego.  ElderHelp provides a variety of personalized services to help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.  Seniors are a vulnerable population, especially those with no family members to help them.   This population is growing rapidly; yet seniors are often overlooked and frequently go without support services they need and deserve.  I’m passionate about improving that situation.  ElderHelp’s staff and mighty team of volunteers do the heavy lifting—making seniors’ lives better every day.  Their dedication motivates me, along with the supportive partners in my firm, to continue our work improving the lives of those who rely on us. Russell Winslow PRESIDENT, Attorney, Pestotnik LLP  

“ I humbly serve on the Board of Directors because they were there to support my grandmother with rides to the grocery store and to doctors appointments when family could not be there to pitch in.  ElderHelp helped her maintain her independence and allowed her to live in her own home well into her 80’s. She, like so many of our seniors today, served her country skinning B-24 liberators during WWII. The very least I can do is serve ElderHelp and it’s tremendous volunteers who give back to so many who gave so much.”


Financial Specialist, The Trew Financial and Benefits Group


5095 Murphy Canyon Rd, #100
San Diego, CA  92123